Entry Requirements

Full-time application is open to GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC holders and ITE graduates. 

It should be noted that applicants, particularly those who wish to pursue a career in electrical power engineering or as a Licensed Electrical Worker (LEW), with colour vision deficiency may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectation, as this condition is required by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore.  Those with mild colour deficiency are required to undergo an in-house test.

G.C.E. 'O' Level / SPM / UEC Qualifications

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Subject Grade
i) English Language (as 1st Language) 1 - 7*
ii) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional) 1 - 6
iii) One of the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
1 - 6
iv) Any two other subjects 1 - 6

Applicants offering SPM / UEC qualifications must attain a minimum grade A+ to C / 1 to 6 for their Bahasa Inggeris (1119) / English Language. SPM Grades A+ to C are equivalent to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6.

Higher Nitec Qualification

Higher Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.0.

Unless otherwise stated, the course duration of a Diploma course is 3 years.

Relevant Higher Nitec
Aerospace Engineering
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering
Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology
Civil & Structural Engineering Design
Chemical Technology
Cyber & Networking Security (previously known as Network Security Technology)
Electrical Engineering
Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering
Engineering with Business (previously known as Advanced Manufacturing)
Facility Management
Facility Systems Design
Information Technology
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering
Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design / Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
Mechatronics Engineering
Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
Process Plant Design
Security Systems Integration
Wireless Technology

Nitec Qualification

Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5.

Relevant Nitec
Aerospace Avionics
Aerospace Machining Technology
Aerospace Technology
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration /
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology /
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics
Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles) /
Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment) /
Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment)
Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles) /
Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles) /
Diesel Engine Mechanics /
Motor Vehicle Mechanics
Chemical Process Technology
Civil & Structural Drafting / Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
Electrical Installation & Servicing /
Electrical Fitting & Installation /
Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing) /
Electrical Technology
Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
Electrical Technology (Power & Control) /
Electrical Technology (Power & Machines) /
Electrical Power & Machines
Electronics / Electronics Servicing
Electronics (Display Technology)
Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration) /
Building Services Technology /
Building Services Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration) /
Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services) /
Building Servicing
Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
Laser & Tooling Technology / Semiconductor Tooling Technology
Machine Technology / Machine Building Technology
Marine Electrical Technology
Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics
Mechanical Technology /
Mechanical Servicing /
Maintenance Fitting
Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
Mechatronics / Electro-Mechanical Servicing
Medical Manufacturing Technology
Port Equipment Technology
Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
Precision Machining / Precision Engineering (Machining)
Precision Tooling /
Tool & Die-Making /
Precision Engineering (Injection Mould) /
Precision Engineering (Press Tool) /
Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)
Rapid Transit Technology
Security Technology


The JAE ELR2B2 indicates the net aggregate score of the lowest ranked students who were admitted to these courses in the JAE. These aggregate scores are meant as a reference for applicants applying to these courses, and do not constitute the admission scores for subsequent admissions exercises.

International Qualifications

Students with international qualifications should refer to the Entry Criteria for International Qualifications.

Financial Matters

Find out more about course fees and financial assistance schemes.